Original drawing: "For the Fairest" - Greek legend with a bitch fight / goddess fight! - by Nancy Farmer (unframed)

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Original drawing: "For the Fairest" - Greek legend with a bitch fight / goddess fight! - by Nancy Farmer (unframed)

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Item details

Handmade item

Materials

paper, pencil

Dimensions

Height: 13 Inches; Width: 18.8 Inches

"For the Fairest"
This is an original drawing, by Nancy Farmer (me) in pencil on paper.
It shows the goddesses Athene, Aphrodite and Hera having a good old-fashioned punch-up and hair-pulling scene, straight out of a genuine Greek legend - for the full story see below....

Artwork details:
pencil, 18.8 x 13 inches (48 x 33 cm), 2005.
This original piece is offered for sale unframed.

International Shipping:
For destinations outside the uk this drawing will be shipped in a wide and sturdy tube, which will protect it better than sending it flat and it will not be tightly rolled so should arrive in perfect condition.

The Story:
There's a wedding - of Peleus and Thetis, parents of Achilles - and of all the immortals only one goddess, Eris, goddess of strife, is not invited. Because she is a troublemaker. So naturally she gets offended and turns up anyway, with a gift of a golden apple, labelled 'For the Fairest'. She throws it amongst the wedding guests and runs away. This causes the most almighty row between the three most important goddesses, Athene, Aphrodite and Hera, who are all of course as vain as anything.
That is the background behind this particular picture, although as it happens the story has far worse repercussions because in the end the three goddesses pick on a poor mortal to chose which of them should have the apple. They ask Paris, who is busy minding his own business and his goats, out on a Greek hillside. But all offer bribes as well and Paris falls for Aphrodite's bribe of the fairest woman in the world for his wife, who happens to be Helen - currently of Sparta but very soon to be Helen of Troy. And so this is the start of the whole Helen of Troy disaster... It doesn't end well.
"For the Fairest"
This is an original drawing, by Nancy Farmer (me) in pencil on paper.
It shows the goddesses Athene, Aphrodite and Hera having a good old-fashioned punch-up and hair-pulling scene, straight out of a genuine Greek legend - for the full story see below....

Artwork details:
pencil, 18.8 x 13 inches (48 x 33 cm), 2005.
This original piece is offered for sale unframed.

International Shipping:
For destinations outside the uk this drawing will be shipped in a wide and sturdy tube, which will protect it better than sending it flat and it will not be tightly rolled so should arrive in perfect condition.

The Story:
There's a wedding - of Peleus and Thetis, parents of Achilles - and of all the immortals only one goddess, Eris, goddess of strife, is not invited. Because she is a troublemaker. So naturally she gets offended and turns up anyway, with a gift of a golden apple, labelled 'For the Fairest'. She throws it amongst the wedding guests and runs away. This causes the most almighty row between the three most important goddesses, Athene, Aphrodite and Hera, who are all of course as vain as anything.
That is the background behind this particular picture, although as it happens the story has far worse repercussions because in the end the three goddesses pick on a poor mortal to chose which of them should have the apple. They ask Paris, who is busy minding his own business and his goats, out on a Greek hillside. But all offer bribes as well and Paris falls for Aphrodite's bribe of the fairest woman in the world for his wife, who happens to be Helen - currently of Sparta but very soon to be Helen of Troy. And so this is the start of the whole Helen of Troy disaster... It doesn't end well.

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Ready for dispatch in 1–3 weeks
From United Kingdom
£5.50 delivery to United Kingdom
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If you are not happy with an item, please contact me. I will replace or refund damaged or lost items. I can also refund returned items that are undamaged, but that you do not want, however in this case I cannot refund the shipping.

Items that you do not want (but are undamaged) must be returned to me first before I can issue a refund, damaged items may sometimes be replaced without first being returned, unless they are limited editions. I will refund the return shipping if you do have to return a damaged item.

Delivery policies

I will always replace or refund any items lost or damaged during shipping. I do not usually send items with tracking or insurance for the following reasons: It would push up the cost of shipping for every item, and that the shipping insurance generally only covers the cost of my materials in any case, not my time and work.

In my experience very few items are lost in the post, and my policy is that I would rather replace lost or damaged items and cover the cost myself. This keeps my shipping costs down.

Please be aware that I ship from the UK, and for shipping overseas (especially in the weeks before Christmas), the time taken for an item to reach you can vary considerably. If your package has not arrived in the time expected, I will usually ask you to wait a few more days before sending out a replacement, but in the event that your order does not reach you be assured that I will always replace lost items or refund where an item is irreplaceable.

I ship inland by Royal Mail, overseas by Airmail.

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WHOLESALE ORDERS
I can provide wholesale prices for large orders. This is generally 20+ cards or 10+ prints. For smaller multiple purchases I can usually offer a small discount on request.

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